Setting up hardware for a physical Telephony Application ServerAdded by IBM on January 4, 2012 | Version 1 (Original)
|Set up the hardware needed for a Telephony Application Server in an IBM® Sametime® Unified Telephony deployment.
Set up the hardware needed for a Telephony Application Server in an IBM
® Unified Telephony deployment.
The Telephony Application Server runs on an IBM System x
® using the SuSE Linux
® 10 SP3 operating system. For technical specifications, see the Sametime Unified Telephony system requirements
Parent topic: Setting up hardware for a Telephony Application Server
1. Telephony Application Server hardware installation checklist
This section lists all the hardware requirements for the Telephony Application Server.
2. Telephony Application Server cabling
This section describes the Telephony Application Server cabling.
3. BIOS Settings
During the installation of the TAS hardware, you must also perform BIOS settings.
4. Supported network topologies
Plan the network interfaces that will be used by the Telephony Application Servers and the IBM WebSphere Application Servers within an IBM Sametime Unified Telephony deployment.
5. Bonding adaptors
The SUT cluster of TAS and Media Server systems are intended to be highly available. The cluster is installed on top of cluster-failover software, called Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms which is covered in detail in the Installation of TAS Software section. With reliability in mind, it is necessary to add redundancy to network ports in a TAS machine. In a failover configuration, a bond interface (bond0) using two ethernet interfaces (eth0 and eth1) must be created.
6. RAID unit setup
During the installation of the TAS hardware, you must configure the SCSI RAID and create a disk mirror.
7. Start up the remote console
You can start up the remote console through a web browser.